funereal

  • 1 Funereal — Fu*ne re*al, a. [L. funereus, fr. fentus a funeral.] Suiting a funeral; pertaining to burial; solemn; as, at a funereal pace. Hence: Dark; dismal; mournful. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] What seem to us but sad funereal tapers May be heaven s… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 funereal — index disconsolate, lugubrious, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 funereal — (adj.) 1725, from FUNERAL (Cf. funeral) by influence of M.Fr. funerail, from L. funereus of a funeral, from funus funeral; death …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 funereal — [adj] depressing black, bleak, dark, deathlike, dirgelike, disheartening, dismal, doleful, dreary, elegiac, gloomy, grave, grim, lamenting, lugubrious, melancholy, mournful, oppressive, sad, sepulchral, serious, solemn, somber, woeful; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 funereal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having the sombre character appropriate to a funeral …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 funereal — [fyoo nir′ē əl] adj. [< L funereus < funus (see FUNERAL) + AL] of or suitable for a funeral; esp., sad and solemn; gloomy; dismal funereally adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 funereal — funerary, funeral, funereal Funerary is the standard adjective in the neutral meaning ‘of or used at a funeral or funerals’, as in funerary ashes, funerary urn, etc. It dates from the late 17c and has replaced funeral, which was originally an… …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 funereal — [[t]fjuːnɪ͟əriəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A funereal tone, atmosphere, or colour is very sad and serious and would be suitable for a funeral. He addressed the group in funereal tones. Syn: solemn …

    English dictionary

  • 9 funereal — adjective 1) the funereal atmosphere Syn: somber, gloomy, mournful, melancholy, lugubrious, sepulchral, miserable, doleful, woeful, sad, sorrowful, cheerless, joyless, bleak, dismal, depressing, dreary; …

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  • 10 funereal — fu•ne•re•al [[t]fyuˈnɪər i əl[/t]] adj. 1) of or suitable for a funeral: funereal black[/ex] 2) mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal atmosphere[/ex] • Etymology: 1715–25; < L fūnere(us) of, belonging to a funeral fu•ne′re•al•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 funereal — funereally, adv. /fyooh near ee euhl/, adj. 1. of or suitable for a funeral. 2. mournful; gloomy; dismal: a funereal aloofness that was quite chilling. [1715 25; < L funere(us) of, belonging to a FUNERAL + AL1] * * * …

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  • 12 funereal — adjective a) Of or relating to a funeral. From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of… …

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  • 13 funereal — See funeral, funereal …

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  • 14 funereal — fu|ne|re|al [fjuˈnıəriəl US ˈnır ] adj [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: funereus, from funus; FUNERAL] sad, slow, and suitable for a funeral ▪ funereal music ▪ moving at a funeral pace …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 funereal — funerale ит. [фунэра/ле] funereal англ. [фьюни/эриэл] похоронный, траурный см. также funeral …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 16 funereal — adjective sad, slow, and suitable for a funeral: funereal music funereally adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 funereal — adjective Etymology: Latin funereus, from funer , funus Date: 1725 1. of or relating to a funeral 2. befitting or suggesting a funeral (as in solemnity) • funereally adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 funereal — Synonyms and related words: Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Stygian, black, blackish, bleak, cinerary, clouded, cloudy, dark, dark and gloomy, dark colored, darkish, darksome, depressing, depressive, dirgelike, disheartening, dismal, doleful,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 funereal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. funebrial, mournful, sad, solemn, somber, lugubrious; black, dark. See dejection, interment. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. melancholy, gloomy, mournful; see dismal , sad 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 funereal — fu|ne|re|al [ fjə nıriəl ] adjective very slow or serious …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English